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5 Questions to ask your 30A Photographer | Eden Gardens Parachute Dress Portrait Sessions

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Senior Portrait Photographer

Hello Peeps! Happy Friday! Are you stalking this Eden Gardens photo session because you are looking for a Senior Portrait Photographer? Before making that decisions based on an IG account alone, be sure to ask some questions of your photographer before handing over that credit card. Searching for a legit 30a photographer (or even other tourist locations) can be a daunting task.

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Today on the blog, I'm excited to feature the beautiful this beautiful Teen! Miss G is from Destin, FL and while this post is about senior portraits... she is not even in high school yet folks! She is just absolutely stunning!


For her Parachute dress session we decided to create something special to her! G loves archery and creating her very own jewelry creations (both of her favs are featured in the image above).


For the perfect location to pair this dress and bow, we decided on Eden Gardens in Santa Rosa Beach FL. While the beaches here are a popular spot for senior portraits, Eden Gardens is personally one of my favorite locations >> keep scrolling to see why!

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How many years have you been a FULL time photographer?

When it come to photographers, there are as many options and price points as there are handbags and purses. Consider your home and what would look best with your decor... a printed piece that is more casual versus a Professionally printed piece of Artwork.

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What is a Parachute Dress?

Many hobbyist or part time photographers are 'shot and burn' photographers, they simply want to provide you images on a disk and let you figure out the printing resolution, resizing ratios, and even color calibration on your own.


The longer a photographer has been in business as a full time photographer, the more likely they are to understand the importance of providing complimentary Digital files with their home decor collections so their clientele have archival, fade resistant, high quality products that will last a lifetime.


OUR CALENDAR IS FILLING FAST WITH THE END OF YEAR HOLIDAYS APPROACHING. FOR INFO ON FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS AND CURRENT AVAILABILITY, PLEASE SEND US A TEXT AT (850) 460-4437 OR FILL OUT THE CONTACT US FORM AND WE CIRLE BACK WITH YOU WITHIN 24 HOURS.

What makes you a great senior portrait photographer?

It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres. For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot senior photos.

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What are your ratings/reviews like?

Establishing an authentic relationship with your photographer is critical for your senior portraits. Is the photographer true to their beliefs and do their values align with your personal values. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos.


Have you had any experience with negative body image?

If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work and concerns you might have, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. An experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro.

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What is a Parachute Dress?

The most frequently asked question.... is it a real parachute? Yes - it sure is! I am proud to be the only 30A Photographer offering real parachute Flying Dress Photo Sessions. As a firm believer in a positive body image for all, I worked with a fashion designer from Michigan to create these incredible dresses that will fit woman sizes 0-20.


Parachute dresses come is 6 different colors and are the perfect way to document your senior year! Choose either one of the beautiful 30A beaches or a unique location for something fun - check out this one we did in a pond!



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